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Stages

The project design proposes four main construction stages that require sub stages. Ramps will be closed and detoured at specific locations as needed. All dates are approximate and subject to change.

Stage 1A road work:
Summer 2010 to Fall 2010 -
Completed
  • Construct relocated Kingsland Avenue cul-de-sac;
  • Reconstruct Route 3 median in Clifton and Rutherford and shift mainline traffic.
Stage 1A bridge/retaining wall work:
Summer 2010 to Fall 2010 - Completed
  • Begin construction of the Route 3 Bridge over the Passaic River;
  • Begin construction of the Route 3 Bridge over NJ TRANSIT;
  • Begin construction of retaining walls along Route 3 eastbound between Park Avenue and Orient Way.
Stage 1B road work:
Fall 2010 to Spring 2012
- Completed
  • Construct Route 3 eastbound widening from Main Avenue in Clifton to Route 17 in Rutherford;
  • Begin construction on the Route 3 ramps at Route 21 and Polito Avenue;
  • Construct sanitary sewer in Marginal Road from Riverside Avenue to Wilson Avenue;
  • Reconstruct roadway along Rutherford Avenue between Park Avenue and Ridge Road and resurface pavement;
  • Modify existing traffic signals at the intersections of Rutherford Avenue with Park Avenue, Ridge Road and Orient Way;
  • Construct waterfront access mitigation work at Dundee Canal in Clifton.
Stage 1B bridge/retaining wall work:
Fall 2010 to Spring 2012 - Completed
  • Begin construction of the Route 3 Bridge over River Road;
  • Begin construction of the Route 3 Bridge over the Route 21 ramps;
  • Begin construction of retaining walls in the proximity of the Route 21 interchange in Clifton;
  • Continue construction of the Route 3 Bridge over the Passaic River;
  • Continue construction of the Route 3 Bridge over NJ TRANSIT;
  • Begin construction of retaining walls along Route 3 eastbound between Main Avenue and Route 21;
  • Continue construction of retaining walls along Route 3 eastbound between Park Avenue and Orient Way;
  • Construct noise wall along Thomas E. Dunn Memorial Highway;
  • Construct noise walls along Rutherford Avenue;
    • Rutherford Avenue westbound will permanently close and access to Riverside Drive will be from Park Avenue. This closure will occur on or about January 24, 2012.
  • Construct noise walls along the Route 3 eastbound exit ramp to Route 21 southbound.
Stage 1C road work:
Fall 2011 - Spring 2012 - Completed
  • Continue construction in the vicinity of the Route 21 interchange in Clifton with the associated traffic shifts;
  • Continue construction of the Route 3 eastbound widening from Main Avenue in Clifton to Route 17 in Rutherford;
  • Continue construction of the Route 3 eastbound exit ramp to Rutherford Avenue in the vicinity of Park Avenue;
  • Construct new traffic signals at the intersections of Marginal Road and Park Avenue, and at Marginal Road and Ridge Road;
  • Modify existing traffic signals at the intersection of Barrows Avenue and Orient Way.
Stage 1D road work:
Summer 2012 - Completed
  • Complete construction of the Route 3 eastbound exit ramp to Rutherford Avenue in the vicinity of Park Avenue.
Stage 2A road work:
Spring 2012 to Spring 2013 - Completed
  • Shift Route 3 mainline traffic to new configuration;
  • Construct Route 3 westbound widening from Main Avenue in Clifton to Route 17 in Rutherford;
  • Construct widening of Marginal Road from Park Avenue to Wilson Avenue;
  • Construct cul-de-sac at Preble Place and convert Stuyvesant Avenue to a one-way street.
Stage 2A bridge/retaining wall work:
Summer 2012 to Spring 2013- Completed
  • Continue construction of the Route 3 Bridge over the Passaic River;
  • Continue construction of the Route 3 Bridge over NJ TRANSIT;
  • Continue construction of the Route 3 Bridge over the Route 21 ramps;
  • Continue construction of the Route 3 Bridge over River Road;
  • Begin construction of retaining walls along Route 3 westbound between Park Avenue and Orient Way in Rutherford;
  • Begin construction of the retaining walls along Route 3 westbound between Main Avenue and Route 21 in Clifton;
  • Construct noise walls along Marginal Road;
  • Construct noise walls along the entrance ramp from Route 21 to Route 3 westbound.
Stage 2B road work:
Spring 2012 to Spring 2013 - Completed
  • Complete Route 3 westbound widening work in the vicinity of the Route 21 interchange;
  • Construct a portion of the new ramps to Route 3 between Riverside Avenue and Park Avenue;
  • Complete the Route 3 westbound ramp construction for the entrance and exit to Route 21, the exit to Ridge Road and the entrance from Route 17.
Stage 2C road work:
Fall 2012 to Fall 2013 - Completed
  • Complete the ramp interchange with Route 3 westbound between Riverside Avenue and Park Avenue.
    • Detour required for the Route 3 westbound entrance traffic at Riverside Avenue to use the entrance ramp along Marginal Road at Lincoln Avenue during July/August 2013.
    • The existing Route 3 westbound exit ramp to Riverside Avenue will be closed permanently during Stage 2C, with future traffic exiting at Ridge Road.
Stage 3 road work:
Spring 2013 to Spring 2014
  • Shift Route 3 mainline traffic to new configuration;
  • Construct the entire middle section of the Route 3 mainline roadway;
  • Construct the Route 21 southbound acceleration lane from the Route 3 westbound exit ramp.
Stage 3 bridge work:
Summer 2013 to Spring 2014
  • Complete construction of the Route 3 Bridge over the Passaic River;
  • Complete construction of the Route 3 Bridge over NJ TRANSIT;
  • Complete construction of the Route 3 Bridge the Route 21 ramps;
  • Complete the construction of the Route 3 Bridge over River Road.
Stage 4 road work:
Summer 2014
  • Construct final pavement surface course and striping for all roadways.
 
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